Monday, January 24, 2011

the finish line!

A few of my most recent finished projects were both knit flat! I'm a huge fan of flat knitting, and using a whip or kitchener stitch to round them out :)

First up, a pair of mittens that I knit flat on straight needles. It's a recipe I made up, but it's not polished yet. I still have to write up my thumb instructions, before it can be complete. Now... if I can just remember how I knit the thumbs :p

Punta Yarns Merisoft space dyed aran weight in "berries", was my choice for this project. A simple whip stitch was all I used to bring them together.

Next, hot off my size 7 needle tonight! A flat knitted slouch hat, Ziggy, by Woolly Wormhead. Peace Fleece worsted weight in a lovely color (I love the name!) "Mir Atlantis Periwinkle" is the yarn.


Stitched up with a darning needle and kitchener stitch.

Thanks to my friend Shawn, who was so sweet to model my hat for me. She's also wearing a Rasta Neckwarmer she made with the recommended Malabrigo Rasta chunky yarn suggested for the project